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Egypt The People's Assembly and Shura Council Elections November 2011 - February 2012

"The elections covered in this report are the first post 'Arab Spring' parliamentary elections in Egypt. The 25 January 2011 'day of rage' protests in Egypt started with young people mobilising to demand the freedom to express their political righ...

Liberia The 23 August 2011 Referendum The 11 October 2011 Presidential, Senate and House of Representatives Elections The 8 November 2011 Presidential Run off Election

"On the basis of its observations and information received from stakeholders in Liberia, and based on the benchmarks provided in the AU Declaration on the Principles Governing Democratic Elections in Africa, the Declaration of Principles on Intern...

Election Talk [Malawi, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia]

This report comprises several articles which were written by 4 different authors. Dr Chirwa discussed the "bogus" voter statistics due to a recent feud between the Malawi Electoral Commission and the National Statistical Office. Prof Tsie focused ...

Negotiating the impasse: Challenges and prospects for democratisation in Zimbabwe

"The monograph is presented in 6 sections. It begins by locating the study within a historical background in order to provide an overarching political framework, which will give readers the perspective and contextual understanding of the findings ...

Elections and Democratisation in Malawi : an uncertain process

"This report seeks to analyse some broad questions, namely - Is multiparty democracy working in Malawi? Are the rules governing the democratization process in Malawi effective? Does Malawi have stable and effective institutions for electoral admi...

Democratic Consolidation in SADC Botswana's 2004 Elections

"The study of the 2004 general elections in Botswana was aimed at analyzing the process of democratic consolidation in Africa's longest surviving and stable political system. In this respect, the attention falls on six areas : the impact of the el...

South Africa's 2004 Election The Quest for Democratic Consolidation

"This study is an evaluation of South Africa’s third democratic elections, the national and provincial elections of April 2004. More specifically, key technical aspects of the election including electoral administration, conflict resolution, polit...

Multiparty Democracy and Elections in Namibia

"This monograph has examined various democratic processes and the consolidation of democracy in Namibia with specific reference to the most recent 2004 election process. The data indicates that Namibia is on it's way to being a strong democracy, a...

Multiparty democracy in Mozambique: Strenghts, weaknesses and challenges

"This monograph is an evaluation of Mozambique’s multiparty political system. The report emphasizes issues relating to democratic consolidation in Mozambique, evaluating Mozambique’s political situation according to a number of key democracy deter...

Political Parties and Democratisation in the Southern African Development Community Region: The Weakest Link?

"This report sketches out historical and contemporary trends in respect of the internal functioning of political parties in Southern Africa. There is no doubt that political parties play a key role in the democratization process. Furthermore, poli...

Political Parties and the Democratisation Process in Zimbabwe

"The report begins by observing that parties have historically played a pivotal role in governance by aggregating diverse demands into political programmes that they translate into collective action through elections and legitimate control of poli...

Political Parties and Democracy in Mauritius

"The main objectives of this study were to analyze the internal functioning of political parties and to understand how the external regulatory framework impacts on democratic political culture in Mauritius. The study demonstrates that the major po...

Parties and Political Development in Mozambique

"The present study has highlighted a number of critical shortcomings in the institutionalization of parties in Mozambique. It is thus an important contribution to the debate on the role of parties in the consolidation of the democratic process in ...

Political Movements and the Challenges for Democracy in Swaziland

"The present report investigates the operations of 3 major political organizations in Swaziland : the NNLC, the People's United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO), and Sive Siyinqabaj(SS). SS calls itself a cultural group. Due to the interest SS has sho...

Election Update 2004 South Africa No 6

"This election update comprises several articles, written by several authors. Chris Landsberg wrote about the 2004 Election Campaign. Tito Pitso wrote about the Management of election-related conflicts. Sydney Letsholo discussed political violenc...

Election Update 2004 South Africa No 7

This election update has several articles on the events of the elections in each province in South Africa. The articles were written by several authors. Dirk Kotze discussed the Election phase in 2004. Rod Alence wrote about the 2004 elections an...

The Impact of Democracy on Public Participation in the SADC Region

"This paper grapples with the complex interconnection and interface between public participation and democratic governance on the African continent in general and South Africa in particular, after a decade of electoral democracy. The first section...

The OAU, AU, NEPAD and the Promotion of Good Governance in Africa

"The paper argued that there are ample grounds for optimism on the ability of NEPAD and the APR to promote good governance. NEPAD is dubbed as a home-initiated project, which give it some degree of support and legitimacy in Africa. Besides, the gr...

Survey of Electoral Sytems and Reform Imperatives in the SADC Region

"This study reveals that although much progress has been registered since the early 1990’s, a variety of democracy deficits still bedevil efforts towards democratic consolidation. These include, among others, the form and content of electoral syst...

Political Parties in Botswana

"The focus of this study was political parties in Botswana, looking at their history, structure and functioning, internal democracy (primaries and nomination), leadership and succession, and gender representation. The study is informed by the unde...

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